Okra Medley

1/4 lb bacon (about 6 slices)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 lb okra, trimmed, cut into pieces
1 can (11 ounces) whole-kernel corn
Red and green peppers (Green Giant Mexicorn)
1 tomato, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Special Utensils: large skillet.

Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside. Add onion, green pepper and celery to reserved drip- pings; cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes or until crisp and tender. Add okra, cook 5-8 minutes or until okra is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; cook 3-5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. (Do not over cook.) Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

Serves: 8

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana